Chambers County, TX (June 24, 2019) – A deadly boating accident killed three people and several other injured in Chambers County.
According to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, the incident happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. at Hugo Point Park at Old Lost River and Cross Bayou.
The collision involved two boats, carrying a total of 10 people. A large ski boat hit a bass boat. Three of the six on the bass boat died, including the driver.
Among the eight people injured, two were transported via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Injuries range from not life-threatening to critical. Rescue crews had to use boats to reach the victims and bring them back to shore.
Laura Kay Grant, 48, of Mont Belvieu and Williams Robert Bowles, 36, of Baytown were pronounced dead on the scene. Zachary Jackson Miles, 29, Beach City, died at the hospital.
Authorities have charged the driver of the ski boat, 23-year-old Jacob Vernon Breaux of Baytown, with three counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle with bonds totaling $200,000. Mr. Breaux was not the owner of the boat.
Texas Parks and Wildlife and Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are over the investigation and will review all factors that may have led up to the accident. Police reports will be made available in ten days.
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